Rock hits cop car in rock-throwing probe

A state trooper sent to catch whoever was throwing rocks at cars from an Edens Expy. overpass had his squad car windshield cracked by a rock-thrower, authorities said.

The rocks were being heaved from the railroad overpass near Peterson Avenue about 12:15 a.m. Friday. A driver in a passing car called police, initially fearing his car had been hit by a gunshot.

No one was hurt by the rocks. But when troopers reached the scene, the windshield of a squad car was cracked when it was hit by a rock, state Trooper Ivan Bukaczyk said.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man at the scene, and charged him with trespassing on railroad property. The teen -- Kevin D. Houlihan -- was also charged with underage drinking, state Trooper Clare Pfotenhauer said.

At least two others were seen fleeing the scene but were not in custody, authorities said.

from the Sun-Times

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